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Coral’s Premier League team of matchweek 9: African attack

| 27.10.2014

Coral are back with another Premier League team of the week. Here’s the all-star XI our football experts picked out this time around.

Goalkepeer: Eldin Jakupovic
Hull City’s third-choice stopper Jakupovic was really thrown in at the deep end here, and managed to shut out a wounded Liverpool side on just his third Premier League appearance.

Right back: Nathaniel Clyne
England call-up Clyne was once again part of a solid Southampton defensive unit that kept Stoke City at bay. Surely a senior cap is in the offing in November!

Centre back: Federico Fernandez
Swansea City’s Argentina international helped the Welsh side stop a Foxes frontline that contained a winger and three strikers. A welcome clean sheet from Fernandez and friends to end a winless run for Garry Monk’s men.

Centre back: Nacho Monreal
Makeshift centre half Monreal aided Arsenal in shutting out Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. More displays like this out of position are needed.

Left back: Aaron Cresswell
There seems to be perpetual competition between West Ham United’s Cresswell and Leighton Baines of Everton for this spot every week. This time, the former’s assist for a winning goal against Manchester City gets him the nod.

Right wing: Alexis Sanchez
A decisive brace for Chile forward Sanchez in club colours for the Gunners on an away day on Wearside more than proved his worth once again. He’s a 25/1 chance to be Premier League top scorer.

Central midfield: Alex Song
Hammers Man of the Match for their famous win over champions Manchester City. What a top signing Song has been for Sam Allardyce!

Central midfield: Nemanja Matic
Serbia enforcer Matic dominated midfield with his rough and rangy brilliance. While we all salivated over the attacking talent on show, his battle with fellow bruiser Marouane Fellaini was fascinating.

Left wing: Gylfi Sigurdsson
Iceland international Sigurdsson continues to chiefly supply Swansea’s forwards with chances. Two assists were a telling contribution to a first win in six for the south Wales side.

Support striker: Samuel Eto’o
New position off the front and same old Eto’o. His brace ensured Everton breezed past Burnley.

Striker: Wilfried Bony
Ivory Coast international Bony showed some brilliant movement in a Swans shirt, twice slipped in by Sigurdsson he made no mistakes against Leicester City. He is 2/1 to net anytime against Liverpool in the Capital One Cup.



Jamie Clark

Athletics aficionado, die-hard snooker fan and Crystal Palace supporter Jamie has written for Coral since February 2014 after spells with Soccerlens and the Press Association as a digital journalist and copywriter. A former East Midlands sports correspondent and Bwin tipster, he is a graduate of both the University of York and University of Sheffield, with a Masters in web journalism from the latter.